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.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" new poll numbers indicate that the president is losing the healthcare battle and his popularity is suffering as a result. we will look at those numbers and again check him on some of his facts. trying to get to the facts about white house e-mails testye between the press secretary and our own major garrett. we'll update the marino fencive -- the marine offensive in afghanistan and we have news about former presidential candidate john edwards, all that and sarah palin responds to the president directly, and "special report" starts right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president obama is lying low today, taking a day off from his increasingly pitched battle to get healthcare reform on the books, but as the white house searches for a message that will stop the negative moment momentum, new poll numbers numbers indicate tt fewer americans than ever are buying what the president is selling. couldcorrespondent shannon bream takes a look. >> he was adored by crowds on the campaign trail, but the reality of trying to push through a major overhaul of
news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next, shimon perez discusses the prospects for peace with the palestinians. tough talk and preparation. we'll see what israel is doing about the possibility of a nuclear iran. the white house fires back after former vice president dick cheney says the president is playing politics with the c.i.a on healthcare legislation, top democrats scam bell to fill ted kennedy's open senate seat as top republicans call for starting over. all that, plus the fox all-stars, "special report" live from jerusalem starts right now. welcome to jerusalem. i'm bret baier. we are on the mount of olives overlooking the temple mount. behind me, you can see the dome of the rock, the oldest existing islamic monument. below it, the western wall, or wailing wall, the holiest site for jews. with this as our backdrop, we begin with renewed prospects for peace talks between the israelis an plifns. here is white house correspondent wendell goler. >> months after meeting accept separately with the israeli and palestinian leaders,
--www.ncicap.org-- next the bret: and of the government's effort to stimulate the auto business is just about over. we will review the final weekend of cash for clunkers and talk to dealers. the number two democrat says government-run health insurance might be a loser. the house speaker just said it is a necessity. major democratic losses predicted next year and we look at one blue dog democrat being dogged by health care skeptics. we will take you to a country where the h1n1 flu is raging in taking lives. all of that, plus the all-star panel and the fried a lightning round, right here, right now. -- and the friday lightning round, right here, right now. we begin "special report" with a fox news alert. breaking news from the white house on a friday afternoon in august concerning the federal deficit. staggering numbers that could further affect the health care reform debate. major garrett joins us live with details. good evening. >> the question is, can you slide $2 trillion under the door? it appears the president and his administration are trying to. a couple of moments ago, the office
possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" politics without the filter, the president holds a town healthcare event, and pakistan's nuclear program is targeted by extremists. we'll find out what american officials are saying about that. we now know what the government warning about right wing extremists was based on. you may be surprised, and you won't be getting taken for a ride by lawmakers seeking first chas transportation at your imens, at least not this time all that plus the all-stars right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. in engaging with the public over healthcare has been a contact sport for members of congress so far this month. today, president obama stepped up to the microphone in new hampshire. senior white house correspondent major garrett has the story. >> they have lined the streets for president obama. >> no government health healthcare! >> both supporters and opponents of national healthcare. >> this is debt! the bill is 1,000 pages. these people haven't even r
institute ---www.ncicap.org---^ bret: next on "special report" senator ted kennedy dies of brain cancer, and will advocates of healthcare reform try to use kennedy's death to boost their cause? a former c.i.a. inspector general talks about dick cheney's influence in his report on enhanced interrogations and south carolina's embattled governor answered a call from list second in command to step down. all that, plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm he bret baier. senator edward kennedy is being remembered are today as an iconic larger than life figure who was the anchor of america's first family of politics. kennedy died tuesday night at his cape cod home a little more than a year after being diagnosed with brain cancer. it was the final chapter in a he very public and often troubled life. >> at the end of our journey and always before us shines that ideal of liberty and justice for all. >> not by his own choosing, edward kennedy became the surrogate patriarch of a political dynasty, his life a series of triumphs an losses, all positions prominently in
possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org---^ bret: next on "special report" the president decides against the shakeup at the federal reserve. was dick cheney right all along about the value of enhanced interrogation techniques? we will show you the evidence so far. we report. you decide. you haven't heard about a terrorist plot against this country following 9/11. new details tonight. and democrats denounce organized resistance to healthcare reform. wait until you see what's coming this week. all that, plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret bret. on a day when a pair of economic forecasts paint a picture of exploding deficits, mounting debt andizing unemployment, america's top banker is getting a vote of confidence. major garrett reports on the p president's decision to keep the head of the federal reserve on the payroll. >> the man next to me, ben bernanke, has led the fed through one of the worst financial crises that this nation and the world has ever faced. >> and so the academic from dril
by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bots bret: next on special report, can giving your neighbor healthcare insurance cost you your job? we'll give you the numbers. the white house is overseeing tough terror interrogations. thousands line the streets and wait to pay respects to the late senator ted kennedy, and an american military helicopter is targeted by somali pirates. we'll show you that video. all that plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the effort to make sure all americans are covered by health insurance could end up costing millions of workers their jobs. that's the finding of a new study on the current plans offered by congressional democrats and the president, but is it a fair conclusion? we report. you decide. here is correspondent shannon bream. >> healthcare reform is not going to be free. >> in a study commissioned by the heritage commission, a price tag is put on the legislative proposals as they exist now on chill. the news is not good for america's employers. under the pay or play mandate, which would r
themselves. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the fireworks present at many healthcare town halls this month have a lot to do with whether the public believes that pelnnves that politicians are leveling with them, and the president's point man with the press was challenged today about some statement mrs. obama made that are not true. senior white house correspondent major garrett is checking the facts. >> the president's waging war against what he calls healthcare myths and disinformation. town halls like the one yesterday in new hampshire, the white house says, allowed him to do just that. >> the president went out of his way to bring up, in fact, service misinformation it turns out there to address it. >> but the president got it wrong yesterday when he said this about the powerful seniors lobby, aarp. >> we have the aarp onboard, because they know this is a good deal for our seen quors. >> aarp would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining medicare. >> but aarp, 40 million members strong, has not endorsed anything. >> w
. bret: a new york prosecutor says a long island mother who killed herself and 70thers in a wrong-way crash was drunk and using marijuana. one popular magazine has found that texting while driving is more dangerous than being drunk. catherine herridge reports that what to do about it has become a front burner issue. >> the transportation secretary got right to the point. >> if it were up to me, i would ban drivers from texting immediately. >> whether it's train drivers texting, blamed for the death of 25 in a california cash last year, or those behind the wheel checking e-mail, a summit will bring together members of congress, transportation safety experts and academics to tackle the problem. >> the bottom line is we need to put an end to unsafe cell phone use, typing on blackberries, and other activities that require drivers to take their eyes off the road and their focus away from driving. >> a recent study by virginia tech's tans pore tation institute concludes that just dialing a cell phone increases the risk of a accident sixfold. also, truckers who text are 23 times more lik
captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: on "special report" the speaker of house calling a shouting dissent on americans. seniors have plenty of de dissent over the aarp over its endorsement of the current reform plan and the president spends the day in mexico not far from the region ruled in part by a brutal drug cartel and asthma reasons fight the taliban in afghanistan, the u.s. commander says the taliban is winning. all that, plus the fox news all-stars, right here, right now. from washington, i'm bret baier. the top two democrats in the house of representatives today poured fuel on the fire over the hot tempered reaction to healthcare reform in many members' town hall sessions this month. carl cameron calls on the democrats' efforts to neutralize the critics. >> as democrats continued their orchestrated nationwide blitz of pro-healthcare town hall reform meetings, some tried to put down opponents in advance. >> raise your hand if you are so mad about the idea of federal healthcare reform you can't even think straight? proud and determined, healthcare reform opponents are turnin
---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next, will democrats on capitol hill abandon healthcare reform and go solo? and terrorists coordinate a series of bombings in baghdad in the deadliest day of the year for iraq, and just one day ahead of afghanistan's elections, the taliban signals it will put up a fight of its own. all that plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president obama's push to speed healthcare reform through congress has hit plenty of speed bumps this summer. today, the white house was trying to regroup in some pretty fast company. senior white house correspondent major garrett reports one option on the table, going it alone. >> president obama celebrated all things nascar with last year's sprint cup champion, jimmie johnson, and even his aides say his healthcare package isn't stalled and can still be won. >> the discussion is not over. >> house minority whip eric cantor agrees the debate is not over but says the president is spinning his wheels. >> what i really see right now is a white house in chaos over healthcare. >> mr. obama's
bret: next the discussion turns toward one alternative from public option, the co-op so how would that work? the web house website captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- that has many advocates upset has gone away or has it? as the countdown continues to afghan's election, security increases and so does the violence and we remember the life of political columnist robert novak. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the latest deal breaker for both sides in the healthcare reform debate is the so-called public option actually, government-run health insurance. supporters are insisting on it. critics are hell-bent against it. correspondent shannon bream reports on a a provision that p for both pro and con is anything but optional. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius today tried to douse the flames she ignited on sunday when she said a public option is not the essential element of the president's plans for
.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report," the f.b.i. starts a probe of c.i.a. interrogators who questioned terrorist suspects and the report on dick cheney's report on the effectiveness of those interrogations and the announcement of a new elite unit. the president's science advisors say the outlook for the h1n1 flu season is not good, and republicans go after seniors upset of over medicare and frustrated by healthcare reform. all that, plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. i'm bret baier. despite the stated wishes of the president to look forward, attorney general eric holder has decided to begin a new probe of alleged c.i.a. interrogation abuses and that news comes on the same day the report was made public. national correspondent catherine herridge has the story. >> though the obama administration has promised to look forward, today at the justice department, hundreds of previously classified documents, including a five-year-old c.i.a. report were released. the report by former inspector general john halgerson is the most enhanced interpretation of the program, including the wa
.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" big brother may not be watching as closely. we will tell you about new white house moves to change the way it compiles its e-mail lists. the list of biggest identity theft cases just got a new clubhouse leader. we'll have details of a huge case that is unfolding tonight and explain how it could affect you, and you know it as the public option and it has been a major part of the healthcare reform debate. now rumblings that it may go away, and the battle to secure afghanistan's polling places just three days ahead of a crucial election. all that, plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. after nearly a week of several questions and not many answers, there are significant developments tonight on the white house e-mail front. senior white house correspondent major garrett, who broke the story of regular citizens ending up on a white house e-mail list, reports on what is being done to fix it. >> change, the watch word of the obama campaign and white house, now applies to the president's website. today, two signific
right here, right now. >> welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. even though they are the minority party, republicans figure prominently in president obama's healthcare reform message today. the president signaled a growing impatience with the g.o.p. amid continued talk that frustrated democrats may try to ram through legislation however they can. here is senior white house correspondent major garrett. >> in his first appearance on a radio talk show broadcast from the white house and in a town hall later with grassroots supporters, president obama accused republicans of plotting their return to power through the graveyard of healthcare reform. >> early on, a decision was made by the republican leadership that said, look, let's not give them a victory. maybe we can have a replay of 1993, '94 when clinton came in. he failed on healthcare and then we won in the midterm elections and got the majority. later when talking to organizing for america loyalists, mr. obama said three senate loyalists may help negotiate a healthcare deal but he won't wait much longer for results. >> we don't know ye
. live better. call or click today. bret: a roadside bomb in eastern afghanistan killed two american troops and wounded three others today. a taliban suicide bomber hit a nato convoy just outside the afghan capital of kabul killing eight people n kabul, two mortar rounds struck near the presidential palace. correspondent greg palkot reports on the growing danger as the country's elections go nearer. >> high alert on the streets of kabul, with presidential elections just two days ago, taliban efforts to blow up that vote revving up. a suicide car bomb blast on the outskirts of kabul was one of several recent incidents. rockets hit the grounds of the presidential palace earlier today and a large amount of explosives were seized in a truck near the airport. >> we are getting ready to go through the process of elections. this are enemies who are trying to dismantle the process. >> this election is as much against afghan security forces as anything else. much maligned in the past, afghan police and now army are the first line of defense, front and center. here at this key intersection, af
"washington post" poll finds majority of americans see the war there is not worth fighting. bret stevens joins our panel. bret, a shocking poll. does that put a time limit on president obama freedom of maneuver in afghanistan? >> if he chooses to follow public opinion rather than leave it, it does. americans see a war that's not going well. taliban is insurgent. and election where voters were courageous and intimidated by the taliban. the question is whether this president means it when he speaks about a war of necessity, a war we have to win. on the other hand when obama talks about finishing this war, that suggests that he's looking for some kind of exit strategy. >> he rarely talks about it. >> he understands he spoke of afghanistan as the contrast to war in iraq and america has to win. he has the political capital to eare cyst his left flank urging to get out of afghanistan as if 911 never happened. >> should there be a new surge, iraq style in afghanistan? >> the question is surge to achieve what? we have to be realistic about the mission in afghanistan. anyone who has been to afghanistan
for three years. in an exclusive interview with bret baier, the host of special report on fox news israeli president perez says that talks over the fate of shalit are continuing and that quote, the gap has narrowed. you may recall he was captured in the gaza strip in 2006. just this week his family celebrated his 23rd birthday and perez hinting a prisoner exchange may be part of the negotiations, but despite that possibility, the israeli president also sent a warpi war to hamas. >> just yesterday a rocket was fired from here, landing somewhere out here. >> yes, yes. the story is if they shoot the-- we reply immediately. >> reporter: so you're standing here looking at this. they can see you at this location. do you get worried? >> no. i think they won't do it because they know immediately that there will be retaliation and that's a handwritten game between us and them and they want to respect it, they'll pay everything. >> patti ann: perez going on to talk about iran's nuclear ambition and his government's new relationship with the obama administration, you can watch more of this exclusiv
weapon. that's what the president of israel is saying in an interview with fox news bret baier. u.s. intelligence estimates that it's more like three years but the u.n.'s atomic watchdog reports iran is actually slowing down its nuclear program. jennifer griffin works the pentagon. she is there tonight. you have a copy of that report, right, jen? >> that's right. right here. in fact what they found and this is the first time in three years that the output of enriched uranium has slowed. there were 3 centrifuges fewer than there were in june. the mystery gets deeper. they don't know whether this is politically motivated or a technical glitch. shepard: the israelis say that's just not true, right. >> they are not buying it as you mentioned bret baier interviewed president sherri money perez. here is what he said. >> do you have any confidence in iaea -- stronger than institutions. institutions shouldn't lag behind the realities. >> and some worry, shep, that israel may go it alone militarily against iran. shepard: you know vice president cheney talked about the military option in hi
>> it can now cover the scent of blood. [laughter] bret: thank you for joining us. we will be back tomorrow. shepard: how bad is the budget deficit? the news is in. the health-care debate, tonight, the angry in america. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: u.s. marines now on the move. they are looking to free a town from taliban forces. >> we are on the offensive. shepard: tonight, the video you will see only on fox. >> pushing back at to the health care town halls and why the aarp says they are not on board yet. the issues are so important, they are about the health of our parents, children, ourselves. across america, lawmakers have been holding town hall meetings to talk about to the health-care plan. they are trying to create a health care system for uninsured americans. a lot of people are fired up on this. we put people on location in colorado, california, maryland, iowa, new jersey. we have noticed something in common at many of these meetings, it seems that with passions and tempers running
to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. president obama greeted better than expected unemployment numbers today saying the worst may be behind us, but senior white house correspondent major garrett reports no one, including the president, is getting carried away with the news. >> today we are pointed in the right direction. >> the president said so even though the white house still believes unemployment will rise to 10% by the end of the year t fell to 9.4% after the economy lost 247,000 jobs in july. the economy lost 741,000 jobs in january and the president, digging into his bag of metaphors said not so bad is pretty good. >> we have sart been in are a decline but we are turning this economy around. i am convinced that we can see a light at end of the tunnel. >> economists called some of the jobs data encouraging. >> the economy did not shrink ras it did the past two months. instead, it stay the about the same. earnings were not as flat as they were the last couple of months. they rose slightly. these are all positive signs. >> some might wonder how can a quarter million america
deal with the president of israel. in their exclusive interview, shimon peres said down with bret baier, saying it is time. the interview comes on a hill -- comes on the heels of a poll of israelis who believe that president obama does not have their best at heart. the poll shows only 4% of jewish israelis consider the president pro-israel. bret baier is in jerusalem. tell us what the president is saying about a possible settlement negotiation? -- negotiation. >> i asked him about the pole and he said that he never really respected them. there are like perfume, they are nice to small but dangerous to swallow. ask for a possible breakthrough, i got the sense that israelis are possibly preparing to make some agreement on the settlement issue. president peres told us about the meeting that could happen this fall. >> perhaps by september. president obama could chair it. there is a chance that we could be open to negotiations. frankly, i think it is the best choice. there is no escape. >> as we walked through the presidential guard and, he talked about iran, the threat from iran. he said he
immediately. in a fox news exclusive interview along the israel-gaza border, told bret baier he's not afraid of hamas. >> just yesterday a rocket was fired from here, landing somewhere out here. >> yes. the story is if they shoot at us, we will rely immediately. >> so you are standing here looking at this. they can see you at this location. do you get worried? >> no. i think they won't do it because they know immediately there will be retaliation. and there is an unwritten game between us and them. they know if they don't respect it they'll pay heavily. >> shannon: you can catch the rest of the exclusive one-on-one interview with president perez, including sit-down interview, tour of the presidential garden and tour of the border in gaza tomorrow at 6:00 when bret baier will be anchoring special report live from jerusalem. you don't want to miss it. >>> two virginia tech students are dead and the killer is still at large. as loved ones mourn the loss authorities are stepping up patrols in the area where they died. we have the latest on the investigation after the break. introducing the all n
back from knee end surgery last year. expect new england to come out firing. bret, kickoff at 8:00. we hope it will be better than it is right now. we are live at fedex field. we send it back to you in that warm, dry studio. >> don't be jealous and second of all, i don't know if you can hear it but when they showed closeups of tom brady sur ray made an audible sigh and i imagine many fans will also. join us for a preview including my sit down with coach zorn and sara's visit to haynesworth crash pad. you want to see that at 7:30 here on 9:00. >>> scoreboard gate has been resolved for the moment. the commissioner ruling today that any punts that hit the $40 million video screen hanging over the screen will be doovers which means the nfl has a rule identical to your neighborhood stick ball game. i didn't know they would go that route. the nats open a series in st. louis tonight and it will be against futurer hall of famer john smoltz. the 42-year-old was cut as you'll recall by the red sox earlier this month after struggling in their rotation but the coaching staff in st. louis has fixed
for bret baier. memorials for the late senator kennedy continue. president obama will speak at tomorrow's fiewn al mass and major garrett reports that kennedy's death has left a void that could hamper the president's healthcare reform efforts. >> as the public morning continued, president obama worked on his eulogy on martha's vineyard conferring with his top advisor, david axelrod. the president has immersed himself in his vacation, setting aside the healthcare debate for a bike ride along the beach, a fried shim p lunch and a look from the white house. if he was looking for a deal maker, clout and timing, kennedy's death may have left mr. obama adrift. >> he was the only person who could go to the republicans an cut the deal and come back to the left and say this is good enough. we should take this. this might be all we can get right now. they would believe him. they would follow him and get in line behind him. >> mcmahon worked for howard dean, whose 2004 run for the white house reanimated the slumbering left. in the '80's he worked on the senate staff to get compromise. >> there wer
'connor. bret baier now previews what is on "special report" tonight. bret: white house officials are collecting on fishy statements about healthcare reform. we will fact check the president's statements an official view at the new operations in afghanistan. join us in about 25 minutes for "special report." now back to glenn. glenn: well, hello, america. i have some good 9/12 news, a march on washington coming up in a few minutes and i want to thank you for watching the show. i know there are other things you could be doing at this time and i appreciate you joining me at this time every day. it's time, though, to use your head. we will bring you stories where people usually in the government are not using their head. today we have healthcare-related stories. great news for president obama and his hopes for universal healthcare. everybody is behind it, including the aarp! >> we have the aarp onboard, because they know this is a good deal for our seniors. the aarp would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining medicare. glenn: ok, now this is interesting. we have aarp onboard. then the other
would prove to be too much winning this one 3-1. >>> nfl preseason just wouldn't feel right without bret favre once again coming out of retirement. >>> and this season is no different. the ten time pro bowler signed a two year, $25 million deal with the vikings. he is expected to start in minnesota's preseason game against the chiefs on friday. >>> a way to improve the look of your kitchen without paying thousands of dollars? that is coming up in our money saving tip of the day. >>> and afghanistan's government shuts down the media in the efforts to maintain calm ahead of the election. >>> and back here at home. an on-line movement to make a change for thousands of area high school students. it is 5:26. we'll be right back. ♪ for just nine dollars, you can get them shoes from names like danskin now and starter. ♪ select eyeglass frames are just $9 at walmart -- and they have a 12-month guarantee. ♪ juniors tops from op are $9 too. and you can get them the school supplies they need to start the year for just $9 total. nine dollars. considering what you get... that's a really great p
bret: oh -oh. that is it for "special report," the only place where you will get the whole story. we will see you back here tomorrow. shepard:ç çgood evening. from new york tonight, they are going at it. members of the president's own party, especially the pundits, standing against him like nothing we have seen since he took office. the issue, of course, health care. specifically, the government option. the democrats want it. the president promised it. tonight, from the white house, the message is moving, shifting, whether they want to admit it or not, and some, particularly from the left, are wondering if the president is giving in to centrists or republicans where it leads to launching a trial balloon ftc how people react. now, they note. president obama has repeatedly called for a public option, and he has said that any bill the he signs must include it. listen to this. >> this gives you some new options, and i believe one of these options needs to be a public option. shepard: but just this past weekend, he was not so clear. >> the public option, whether we have it or do n
be all by myself bret: i thought it was funny. thank you for inviting us into your home. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: qaddafi welcome home the bomber from lockerbie and now he is coming to america. i am shepard smith, the news starts right now. qaddafi has never set foot on american soil. now he wants to pitch a tent in new jersey. >> we are angry that he thinks is going to come to my neighborhood. >> he should not be in my city. shepard: this comes days after he welcomed home a terrorist with open arms. >> i was angry. shepard: now fresh outrage. first, the democrats are kicking off a p.r. blitz to turn around things in the health-care battle. they are planning to hold 1000 public events over the next two weeks. in fact, there is a town hall going on right now in virginia and with howard dean. the dnc is trying to reverse current opposition to the health-care overhaul. you heard more of this when john mccain had his first town hall. one woman got cheers for saying that republica
medicare benefits. rnc chairman michael steele outlining the principles in an op ed. with me now is bret baier. nice to have you. there are taking advantage of this opportunity now that the president is on vacation. now the gop is getting in there jab of the day. -- their jab of the day. >> that is right. the rnc and michael steele really sees an opportunity here. there is a lot of concern here. looking at the polls in recent weeks on health care reform, and seniors and independent voters, even those who voted for president obama, are having increasing concerns about a number of things. not just the death panel talk. basically, that is funding for end of life discussions. michael steele writes -- other thing they are talking about our cuts in medicare, one proposed at $500 million. medicare is government-run, but it is also a program that is running out of money. experts believe that it will need an infusion of $2 billion just to stay insolvent. under the current plan there will be $500 billion cut from funding. this bill of rights is to tap into some of those concerns. trace: you have t
insurance. he said there still listening to other options. i want to bring in bret bair. this has caused a firestorm of controversy. this poll shows 59% of americans do not want the democrats to go it alone. there are reports that they may want to go it alone. robert gibbs is going to great lengths to knock this down. >> this is all about the public and private discussions to try to shore up the base for the administration. at the town hall meeting in colorado, the president, and then kathleen sebelius, suggested that the administration might be willing to go forward with an idea that does not include the public option. by the way, that is government run health insurance. that is the plan that is included on the table. if they were going to abandon that. that sent off a firestorm of reaction from the left. now we have a lead in "the new york times" -- senior officials say they might go alonone. it is conservative democrats in the house and senate that have a real problem with the public option. in this briefing, the white house robert gibbs is trying to back away from "the new york times
-- bret: ready for the e-mails. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. we will see you tomorrow. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: protesters protesters n hall meetings, challenging the president's health-care proposals, and today, it got a fiery. the news starts now. the showdowns so far -- explosive. >> wait a minute. >> you and your cronies in the government do this kind of stuff all the time. shepard: today, president obama got a chance to hold a town hall meeting of his own. >> i do hope that we will talk with each other and not over each other. shepard: now, what happened when the president took his turn. shepard: well, tonight, we are seeing an epidemic. it is dark, i know, but we will fix it. it mirrors some of the dark rage and rhetoric in america. supporters of president obama -- supporters and critics of president obama's proposed health-care reform have been shouting at each other all across america. democrats have been arranging some of these meetings to sell president o
bret: çi thought you would like that one. that is it for "special report." we will see you back here tomorrow. >> charges in the case of the murdered model. plus, the man who bombed flight 1 03 goes home. i am jon scott. the news starts now. >> the man killed 270 people. jon: a man is released on compassionate grounds in scotland, but little for those whose lives he ripped apart. >> where is our compass? where is our spine? i am sick over this. jon: the lockerbie bombing goes home to libya. and -- >> i am live at the white house, and i am joined by the president of the united states. jon: and senator john kennedy -- ted kennedy. the lion of the senate makes a request. but first, the man convicted in one of the most notorious terrorist attacks in our history, walks out of prison. abdelbaset ali mohmet al- megrahi covered his face as he flew from scotland to his home of libya. he was found guilty in 2001 of the bombing that killed all of the people on board the airplane, including many american college students and 11 people on the ground. the pan am flight was scheduled to fly fr
: that part got their attention. alisyn: it did. that man joins us now live on the phone. good morning, bret. , good morning. >> bret, what had you so fired up at that town hall meeting? >> what had myself and many others fired up is what's going on with this bill and why they are pushing this bill through without even reading this thing. i'm sitting at home on my couch and talking with my family for the last couple months about what can we do about this? what can we do? there is nothing we can do but email our senators and congressman or what have you. and we decided it's time to stand up and get out to these town hall meetings. it's the only weapons we have. brian: bret, were you upset that your senator was at the table with democrats like max bachus with the senate finance committee trying to be at the table during this process and didn't walk away like senator hatch? >> no. that's not the issue that i have. i understand that you have to be in the room to know what's going on. what my problem is is that he said he would not vote for a bill or sign a bill the way it is presented right now.
is expecting twins. bret lieberman is a close friend of sergeant cahir. they worked together. we don't do this enough. this guy was like us in a way but better. i mean, he was a journalist. he ran for office. tell me about your friend. this guy just got killed in afghanistan. >> yeah. he wasn't like us in the sense that he didn't like to be on the sidelines. everything he did he wanted to change something, be involved. he didn't want to just cover the news at a school. he went to work on the hill. he wanted to change things. he worked for ted kennedy there. he became a journalist. he serves the community. he really cared about the communities he covered. just completely dedicated to the facts. after 9/11 like aa lot of people he was touched by what happened. wanted to make a difference but he didn't want to just cover it. he wanted to be actively making a difference. felt the best way to do that was join the marines and he was 34 at the time. >> he had to push the age thing. >> he had to get a waiver, get permission, and, you know, he had to give up a career. he was a reservist, i was abl
overhaul. it has never been used for health care reform. bret bair joins us now. we call it the nuclear option because, in essence, this is a civil war in the senate. clear battle lines have been drawn. the democrats on one side. the democrats on the other. that is the way it is. >> it is important to point out that republicans have used this numerous times before. for a massive package like health care reform that is more than 1/6 of the nation's economy, there are lots of people, both democrats and republicans who say they should not be used in this piece of legislation. we are still a number of steps away from that, if senate majority leader harry reid decides he wants to use reconciliation. you would have to get over a number of hurdles. it is not clear that the health- care bill can make it over those hurdles that have been set up in the legislative process. the top hurdle is the piece of legislation has to be paid for for five years and has to be a deficit neutral after that. as we have seen, that is not the case with what is on the table right now. trace: what about the political
of the fans. the last thing i want to tell you about, in wisconsin, remember how bret favre said he was ready to play football -- we just have confirmed that he is on his way, on a flight to the minnesota vikings. if all goes well in a perfect world, his agent says, he will sign. can you imagine having to walk across the border in viking country and see him where a viking uniform? where has the world on? jon: some pretty troubling passport camera from minneapolis. it is leading to an investigation. the tape shows daryl dinkins being pulled over for a traffic stop. a whole bunch of cops are punching and kicking him and even pulled out eight taser at one point. the police chief and minneapolis says there is a cause for concern, but they stopped short of saying what they did. he was pulled over why? >> he said he was at a stoplight. >> so they get out of the car, and declined is taken down and five other officers show up? >> that is right. it proceeded to punch and kick and elbow him. jon: i guess the question is, what did he say or do? for some time, they said, it does look good, but some time
distance of the angels. beginning a 10-game road trip without kinsler. facing bret anderson who has a 1.85 e.r.a. over the last six starts. the rangers have just scored. bases loaded, nobody out. two outs in the top of the fifth. rangers up 1-0 on the a's. >> nfl now, bills running back marshon lynch will have to serve his three-game suspension for violating the nfl's personal conduct policy. lynch's appeal was denied but he'll be allowed to participate in pre-season practices and games before september 5. >> bad news for the eagles. according to espn radio in philadelphia, stewart likely to miss the season with a torn acl. randy wouldn't talk about it saying they violated a pact, which means they talk to him about the injuries, not players. >> colts wide receiver rolled up to camp in a dump truck and was dressed as a construction worke worker. >> -- successful. >> pretty creative. >> we watched it on the news right before he watched "entourage," i guess i can say that, a new show, pretty creative, i think. that's what you expect. i can't say we were surprised. we would have been surpri
. that's what happened to hundreds of veterans; including bret casey. he joins us now. set the scene for us here. how did this letter come to your attention? >> thanks, john. i got a phone call from my mother last wednesday afternoon. and she -- she said she needed to read a letter to me. and she and my father had already read the letter. she stated the letter is from the veterans affairs and states that you've been diagnosed with lou gehrig's disease. >> put up the text of that letter. quote, according to records of the department of veterans affairs, you have a diagnosis. it's a disease that ice invariably fatal. it robs you of your life. you become bound in a wheelchair, you can't swallow, you die a long and lingering death. what was your reaction when your parents read you that letter? >> i was horrified to say the least. i was actually driving when my mother read the letter to me. so i immediately pulled off the road and several minutes before i could pull myself back together. i asked her to read the letter to me a second time and a third. just horrified. >> did you go through
that happened with columbia back in 20 2003 when it was bret down by foam that knocked a hole in the left wing. they want to make sure nothing like this happens on a mission going up. if they should, they have the safe haven you know of the space station to await coming back. again, they want to make sure they have this under control if they can. they have asked to look at what it means if they take another hard look at it because of a remote robotic ship coming up by the japanese to the space station and a crew change by the russians, it will be october before they can launch "discovery." >> let me ask you about something else, they are talking about $15 million to send commercial passengers to space. how real is this? >> it can't be real right now. usa know, you've been here, covered the stuff. $50 million doesn't buy a tank of gas. there's a lot of study going onna lot of flights taking place by commercial enterprise. they should be, and they will get there, but they are not there now. what we have going right now was designed the areas one and areas five and orrian spacecraft, this is wher
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